Last year, when Mr. Hamilton turned in his resignation, we as a school board voted to hire an interim superintendent. After several interviews, we as a board selected Dennis Davis as that interim superintendent.
We voted to hire Phil Eason to manage the superintendent selection process. The selection committee was formed with parents, employees and community members, all stakeholders had a voice and were asked to give input to the selection committee. Surveys were used with little response.
As we came to the time of the interview, rumors abound. I could not be more shocked or disappointed in the behavior of a group of educated professionals. The goal of this board was to find the very best candidate for the position.
Despite the rumors, no decision was made until after all final candidates were interviewed, and evaluated. The actions of those who organized a petition, sent emails to board members the week of interviews, and those who tried to make a mockery of a school board meeting last week, served only to disrupt the process.